Books by Thomas B. Cavanagh

Featuring Mike Garrity
(in order)


Featuring Kevin Lonnegan

Featuring Sandy Corrigan
DIAMOND CUT (coming 2024)


Coming in 2024 from Oceanview Publishing

Sandy Corrigan is a single mother, private investigator, and former professional escort. She has now built a new life for herself working for her brother’s Central Florida investigation agency. When a young call girl goes missing, Sandy is asked to find her. However, Sandy soon finds her old life and her new life crashing together, drawing her into a sordid web of corruption, sex, and murder. Set against the shadowy backdrop of the convention-trade prostitution that takes place on the doorstep of Orlando’s happiest place on earth, Sandy’s investigation propels her across Central Florida, from the convention center to the theme parks to the dark, seedy corners known only to locals.

Prodigal Son Cover


Available from from St. Martin’s Minotaur
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Mike Garrity returns in this stellar sequel to Florida Book Award-winning and Shamus-nominated Head Games.

Three months after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor, retired police detective Mike Garrity’s cancer is in remission. It’s great news, but when you’ve been planning to only live for a few months, you don’t normally worry about savings. A return to health also means a return to the workforce and, whether he likes it or not, Mike’s going to have to adjust to the role of private investigator.

He’s also bounced back into a romance with a member of his cancer support group, Debbie Watson. But while Mike may be celebrating his victory over cancer, Debbie’s just been handed a grim prognosis. Desperate, she asks him for help with what might be her last request: tracking down the son she put up for adoption twenty years ago.

Back at work and stumbling headlong into a new relationship, Mike should have a lot to look forward to. But all is not as it seems and he’s about to find out that cancer isn’t the only thing trying to kill him.

Selected Reviews of Prodigal Son
Prodigal Son excerpt

Head Games Cover


Available from St. Martin’s Minotaur
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* 2007 Florida Book Award Gold Medal
* 2008 Shamus Award Finalist: Best Novel
* Library Journal starred review
* Sarah Weinman “Pick of the Week”

“I have a tumor in my head. I call it Bob . . .”

With two ex-wives, a fifteen-year-old daughter who hates him, and a soon-to-be-fatal brain tumor nicknamed Bob, retired police detective Mike Garrity doesn’t have a lot to live for. He’s resigned himself to spending his last months alone, until an old colleague offers him a chance to go out with a bang, leave his daughter with an inheritance, and maybe even earn her respect.

Twenty-two year old TJ Sommerset is a member of the hit boy band Boyz Klub, a millionaire, and missing-in-action, putting at risk a world tour and millions in endorsements. He’s also the idol of Mike’s teenage daughter, Jennifer. So when Boyz Klub’s frantic manager hires Mike to locate his golden goose, Mike’s all too happy to make one last attempt to impress Jennifer. However, it isn’t long before Mike discovers that there are other people looking for TJ as well. And once a headless corpse shows up, it’s clear that they’re not just after him for his autograph.

Fast-paced and acidly funny, Head Games sends up the best (and the worst) of Orlando’s entertainment industry.

Selected Reviews of Head Games
Head Games excerpt

Murderland Cover


Available in e-book format from West 26th St. Press
(Originally published in hardcover and paperback by Hilliard & Harris)

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*Winner of the Dark Oak Mystery Contest

Fantasy meets reality when a deranged killer targets tourists at a major Orlando theme park called Empire Realm. P.I. Kevin Lonnegan heads undercover as a park employee to find the killer before another murder occurs. Along the way, Kevin crosses paths with an old nemesis, finally comes to terms with the demons of his own past, and confronts the killer in a life or death struggle that will leave only one person standing. Your ticket is waiting. Welcome to… Murderland.

Selected Reviews of Murderland
Murderland excerpt

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